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Round The World With Akra : The Art of Packing Light (Part 2)

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Round The World With Akra : The Art of Packing Light (Part 2)

It’s been a few thousand miles of travel since my last update - Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, Vietnam - and now I find myself on the sleeper train from Hanoi to Danang. I’m sharing a cabin with two very charming insurance lawyers living in Cologne. They’re travelling down to Hoi An to visit one of Vietnam’s historic cities. In the morning we fall into conversation about their travels and, inevitably, their luggage. They’re carrying two enormous backpacks, a handbag and another carry-on bag. In total, that’s four bags, which they plan to lug around from north to South Vietnam, on trains,...

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Round The World with the Akra Travel Backpack (Part 1)

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Round The World with the Akra Travel Backpack (Part 1)

I've made it to what feels like the end of the world. I plonk my bag down and take a look around the place we’re staying. A broad horizon of sea is interrupted by a craggy outcrop of rocks and black sand that seems to stretch for miles. I’ve reached the halfway point of a round-the-world: New Zealand - taking the Akra bag with me. Actually, that’s not entirely true. I’m travelling with my partner Rene who is also using the Akra, so between us, we have two of these packs for a four-month trip. And that's it -- no...

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